Raising awareness of dysphagia among healthcare professionals
Christian Duffin Freelance writer
Speech and language therapists are helping to keep people safe by ensuring that eating and swallowing difficulties are managed properly. Christian Duffin reports
Many people with learning disabilities and complex needs have swallowing difficulties that can be potentially dangerous if they are not given appropriate food and drink. Speech and language therapists are helping keep them safe by training health and social care staff and carers in the management of dysphagia and other eating and drinking problems.
Learning Disability Practice. 13, 4, 21-24. doi: 10.7748/ldp2010.05.13.4.21.c7759